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Adare Manor hotel reopening to create 300 jobs

About 300 jobs are being created at a hotel owned by horse racing tycoon JP McManus.

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort has been closed for more than a year as extensive refurbishment takes place and the complex is scheduled to reopen later in the year.

Recruitment for jobs in management, catering, general hotel work and the spa is to begin in the coming months.

Colm Hannon, Adare Manor chief executive, said there has been big interest in the positions from people wishing to return home from overseas.

"The property will continue to play a key role in generating revenue directly and indirectly for the local and national economy," he said.

"A considerable amount of Irish people working overseas wishing to return to Ireland have expressed interest in positions at the resort."

It has been estimated that Adare Manor will bring about 15 million euro to the local economy and about 60,000 visitors to the area every year.

Mr McManus bought the resort and its 840 acre estate in Co Limerick for a reported 30 million euro in 2014.

The redevelopment includes a new swimming pool and cinema, a new wing of bedrooms, a boardroom, a 350-seater ballroom and a championship golf course.

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